Sainted Wife Barb asked me if I was going to have a “Black Friday”
sale this week. I laughed about it for a couple of minutes, then
realized it wasn’t a bad idea. Especially since I have a bunch of
stuff to do this week before Thanksgiving.
There are no new sale items on this list, but every item has been
reduced in price. Including the mystery boxes. Which surprised me
because I wrote this last week:
I have not reduced prices on the Comic Book Mystery Boxes. The $30
price (including shipping and handling) is the lowest I’m willing
to go for the amount of effort required to make and ship the boxes.
If you are hoping for a lower price on these mystery boxes, you are
hoping in vain.
Why the change of heart? Mostly because I’m coming to believe that
the “market” for these mystery boxes is entirely different than the
market for the other items I sell here. So, after this sale, I’m
going to return to my former method of selling the mystery boxes.
Watch for an update in the next week or so.
Back to this week, here’s how these VAOS sales work...
First come, first serve. In other words, the quicker you e-mail me,
the better your chance of getting the item or items. Only e-mail
orders will be accepted.
All the items are in very good or better condition unless otherwise
Items will be shipped via United States Postal Service. There is
a $5 shipping/handling charge for up to four items via media mail.
Add $1 for every two additional items. The charge helps defray my
Payments are by check, money order or PayPal. My PayPal address is
the same as my email address. Purchases will be shipped within a
week of checks clearing, money orders received or PayPal payments
Because this is a one-man operation done between family, household
and work responsibilities, these items are only available to buyers
within the United States and to APO buyers.
Here are this week’s “Black Friday” items...
1000 COMICS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO COMIC BOOKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS AND MANGA. Foreword by Terry Gilliam.General editor Paul Gravett. Hardcover. $10
ALTER EGO #110 (June 2012). Shazam! Leonard Starr. $2
BOOK OF SCHUITEN. Oversized, unopened hardcover. $20
CAPTAIN BRITAIN: BIRTH OF A LEGEND (2011). Reprints over 40 stories by Chris Claremont and others. Almost all of the stories are from the UK’s Captain Britain weekly. Hardcover. 376 pages. $20.
CITIES OF THE FANTASTIC: THE INVISIBLE FRONTIER by Schuiten and Peeters. Oversized hardcover. $3
COMIC BOOKS MYSTERY BOX #32. Includes approximately 100 comic books plus another 5-10 items from my garage sales. Price includes the shipping and handling. $25
COMIC BOOKS MYSTERY BOX #33. Includes approximately 100 comic books plus another 5-10 items from my garage sales. Price includes the shipping and handling. $25
COMIC WARS: HOW TWO TYCOONS BATTLED OVER THE MARVEL COMICS EMPIRE by Dan Raviv (2002). Hardcover. $5
COVER RUN: THE DC COMICS ART OF ADAM HUGHES. Introduction by Adam Hughes. Unopened oversized hardcover. $15
DISTANT NEIGHBORHOOD VOL. 1 by Jiro Taniguchi. Softcover. $5
FANTASTIC ART: THE BOOK OF LUIS ROYO. Oversized hardcover. $10
FANTASTIC WORLDS OF FRANK FRAZETTA (Image). Reprints four stories inspired by Frazetta paintings. Contributors include Steve Niles, Nat Jones, Rick Reminder and others. Unopened hardcover. $10
FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER SHADOWS OF MIRAHAN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION DELUXE HARDCOVER. Unopened. $15.
GOTHAM CENTRAL: HALF A LIFE by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark (2005). Reprints material from Batman Chronicles #16, Detective Comics #747 and Gotham Central #6-10. Softcover. First Printing. $2
GOTHAM CENTRAL: UNRESOLVED TARGETS by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka with art by Michael Lark and Stefano Gaudiano (2006). Reprints issues #12-15, 19-22. Softcover. First Printing. $2
GRACE RANDOLPH’S SUPURBIA #1-4 (Boom!) Art by Russell Dauterman. Series about a community of super-heroes. First issue is a second printing, other issues are first printings. Ongoing series coming soon. $5
IN PLAIN SIGHT: SEASON ONE. Unopened DVD set. $2
MICKEY MOUSE: RACE TO DEATH VALLEY by Floyd Gottfredson. Hardcover. $15.
PUNISHER: FRANKEN-CASTLE. Hardcover. $10
ROUGH JUSTICE: THE DC COMICS SKETCHES OF ALEX ROSS. Edited by Chip Kidd. Softcover. $8
SCHULZ AND PEANUTS: A BIOGRAPHY by David Michaelis. Hardcover. $8
SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane David. Hardcover. $5
TORCHWOOD THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE YEARBOOK (2009). British hardcover. $2
WALKING DEAD #19. First Printing. $75
Have a happy Thanksgiving and thanks for your patronage.